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Acer computer wont trun on

I turn it on the 1st time and all i get is the fan on, nettin come on the screen, no beep sounds or post test. then i tunr it off and try to turn it back on and nettin happens.

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Hi. I went to school to learn to work on computers for two years so I might know something. Check the RAM. The memory that goes in the computer. I'm NOT talking about the hard drive, or flash memory. These are the long chips that plug into the motherboard (mainboard) inside. One of the things that happens when memory goes out is NOTHING like you're getting. If you can get ahold of a known good chip and replace the chip in the computer with the good one and the computer comes to life, that's the problem. Which computer is it.

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    Lynn Magnuson Feb 24, 2009

    I was basing my solution on the fact that there were no POST beeps which to me seems more likely a problem with memory, or even the processor (which could easily be bad if it was running with NO fan). The fan would be easy to fix, but the processor could cost a bit. I'd check all of the above if it was my machine.

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Hi,

My name is ArmyMason, I think I have an answer for you. You seem to have one of two issues, the most likely issue you are experiencing with your Acer is a bad Power Supply. The only fan you are hearing is the Power Supply fan and no beeps its the Power Supply. If its was the fan on the processor you heard it could mean the Processor is bad. If this is a brand new computer I would most likely put my money on it being the Power Supply. A relativity cheap fix.

Thanks,
ArmyMason

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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